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Leader Of Mental Health System Retiring

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A mental health administrator in charge of
two state facilities is retiring.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Tuesday that Joseph Toy,
president and CEO of the Bluegrass Mental Health-Mental Retardation
Board, e-mailed staffers Monday, telling them he would be retiring.

The e-mail said Toy would continue to work for up to four months
to allow the board to choose his successor.

Bluegrass oversees operations of Communities at Oakwood in
Somerset and Eastern State Hospital in Lexington.

Toy is retiring as Oakwood attempts to regain Medicaid funding
after being cut off for violations.

The facility for mentally disabled people has received far fewer
citations since Bluegrass began administering it in November 2006.


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